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Traffic and ATC addon

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Helli all,

I have a question. Are there any good traffic addons for p3d v4 and ATC addons for offline vatsim? So yes, which ones do you suggest?

 

thx!

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MyTraffic 6 for traffic and ProATC X for ATC.

 

I'm suggesting the above, because they are what I use and they work well for me. Most of the traffic addons do pretty much the same thing. As for ATC, there are lots of other options, such as Radar Contact, VoxATC, PF3 etc. I have no idea if they are working in v4 though. ProATC X is definitely working in v4.

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I also use My traffic 6 in V4 and it works very well for me.  I don't believe they have a dedicated install yet for V4 but it is a very easy work around.  Do a search here and u should find it.

I would also like to hear opinions on the best offline ATC program to use. 

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10 minutes ago, nealmac said:

MyTraffic 6 for traffic and ProATC X for ATC.

 

I'm suggesting the above, because they are what I use and they work well for me. Most of the traffic addons do pretty much the same thing. As for ATC, there are lots of other options, such as Radar Contact, VoxATC, PF3 etc. I have no idea if they are working in v4 though. ProATC X is definitely working in v4.

 

You forgot Pilot2ATC. It uses realistic voices. ProATC is too robotic.

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16 minutes ago, Alvega said:

 

You forgot Pilot2ATC. It uses realistic voices. ProATC is too robotic.

This looks very interesting.  Do u always have to use your voice for communications or can u use button control as well?

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1 minute ago, mpw8679 said:

This looks very interesting.  Do u always have to use your voice for communications or can u use button control as well?

You can use your voice or the SayIt button which makes the program say it without the need for you to use voice.

 

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1 minute ago, Alvega said:

You can use your voice or the SayIt button which makes the program say it without the need for you to use voice.

 

Awesome!  Does it have control over AI traffic similar to the default ATC?

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4 minutes ago, mpw8679 said:

Awesome!  Does it have control over AI traffic similar to the default ATC?

 

Not yet, but they are working on it. You can download and test it for 10 days for free.

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17 minutes ago, Alvega said:

Sorry but PF3 voices are even more robotic than ProATC ones.

there are about 140 voices. The voices with the demo are not good at all, you can deselect the voices you don't like. 

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4 minutes ago, Alvega said:

Fair enough. I didn't use PF3, i just watched some videos and didn't like the voices at all.

Compare this voice (PF3)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ynWalj5A3s

with this one (Pilot2ATC)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDklcNKtdX8

 

Tried Pilot 2 ATC.  Things I liked, real controllers. Things I didn't like, same controller all the time, confined to a small area of the US, been a licensed pilot since  the late 70's, not really interested in flying around airspace restrictions anymore. For a student learning to fly, it's a good way to learn ATC procedures. I am way past that need, and I like to fly all over the world both VFR and IFR.  

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UT Live and Radar Contact 4.3 is the mix I use in P3Dv4

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What do you mean same controller all the time, Bob?

And I don't even fly in the US and have no problems.

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2 minutes ago, pracines said:

UT Live and Radar Contact 4.3 is the mix I use in P3Dv4

It ut live for p3d v4? Because I couldn't find it for v4

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It says my traffic 6 is for p3d v2. Will it still work for v4? And do I need to download extra files or delete?

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3 minutes ago, Alvega said:

What do you mean same controller all the time, Bob?

And I don't even fly in the US and have no problems.

I mispoke, I thought you were talking about Pilotedge.  I tried Pilot 2 ATC about 6 months ago, and after spending money purchasing  about 3 controller voices, which wasn't cheap, I found that when it ran , it was using a great deal of CPU cycles, so I dropped it.  

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Just now, ronnay said:

It ut live for p3d v4? Because I couldn't find it for v4

There is a very simple (unsupported by Flight 1) workaround in the UT Live support forums. I personally wait for a week or so, for developers to comment or delete posts with workarounds such as this. Flight 1 has essentially said, if you have problems, don't bother asking for help.  

http://ultimatetraffic.flight1.net/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=14906&SID=14464-7adeb22d2ez5413217eb5734953704&title=p3dv4-the-easy-way

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2 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

I mispoke, I thought you were talking about Pilotedge.  I tried Pilot 2 ATC about 6 months ago, and after spending money purchasing  about 3 controller voices, which wasn't cheap, I found that when it ran , it was using a great deal of CPU cycles, so I dropped it.  

 

I see. I think they improved that in one of the latest patches. Would try again if i were you.

One of the things i don't like in Pilot2ATC is it says many times "Contact ATC center" instead of the center name but they said they were going to fix that too. I hope.

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23 minutes ago, Alvega said:

Fair enough. I didn't use PF3, i just watched some videos and didn't like the voices at all.

Compare this voice (PF3)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ynWalj5A3s

with this one (Pilot2ATC)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDklcNKtdX8

 

I don't think any of the voices in this video of PF3 can be remotely described as robotic. And PF3 has received 2 updates since this video was done.

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14 minutes ago, Alvega said:

 

I see. I think they improved that in one of the latest patches. Would try again if i were you.

I really like PF3, and when flying IFR , I use it. I like having over 100 different voices instead of just a few, 

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14 minutes ago, vololiberista said:

I don't think any of the voices in this video of PF3 can be remotely described as robotic. And PF3 has received 2 updates since this video was done.

They are for me, but i'm not going to discuss this. I just posted in this thread because another user forgot to mention Pilot2ATC as a good ATC addon for P3D (and X-Plane also).

Each software has it's positives and negatives. Good thing we have choice.

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I think it is safe to say that the community is divided on the ATC addons

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21 minutes ago, Alvega said:

They are for me, but i'm not going to discuss this. I just posted in this thread because another user forgot to mention Pilot2ATC as a good ATC addon for P3D (and X-Plane also).

Each software has it's positives and negatives. Good thing we have choice.

We do have a choice especially as PF3 has released yet another update. You should check out all the options.

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